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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,032 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Turn signal/emergency flash light failed, airbag warning light turned on and stayed on.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 212005

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
While driving smoke filled in car, flames appeared between driver seat & counsel. My 17 Y/O got 2nd degree burns putting out flame. Airbag, driver side deployed while car was shut off and seat was being moved back. This caused pain to my husband's arm.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 182004

Jetta 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,097 miles
The airbag light randomly came on in my car. I have absolutely no clue why it came on. I had it vag com'd. and a code came up as being a bad control module for the airbag.

- Rosemount, MN, USA

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